Park Hours: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Office: (714) 741-5211
Mobile: (714) 412-2130
When enjoying the City of Garden Grove parks, please call the Garden Grove Park Patrol seven days a week for patrol officer assistance regarding athletic field use, picnic rentals, safety concerns, and any other non-emergency issues regarding our city parks. The Park Patrol serves as a link between the Community Services Department and park guests. Through effective communication, diligent responsiveness, and valued partnerships, the Park Patrol establishes safer parks.
For more information regarding park closures during certain weather conditions, please call the Fields hotline number: (714) 741-5221.
The City of Garden Grove Park Patrol places a high priority on interacting with the citizens it serves through public education presentations. Classroom and park nature tour presentations are available. Both types of presentations last from 30 minutes to one hour and are an exciting opportunity to learn about the community of Garden Grove. A volunteer color guard known as the Garden Grove Parks Flag Patrol is also a valuable opportunity for scouts and local groups interested in raising and lowering the U.S. flag in Garden Grove City Parks.
This presentation is conducted in the classroom and covers our National Parks, the Garden Grove Community Services Department, Park Patrol, and respect, responsibility, and safety for our parks.
PARK NATURE TOUR
All ages are welcome to come experience a free park nature tour through the Garden Grove Civic Center, given by the Park Patrol officers of Garden Grove. Tours are set for groups of 15 people or less and will last from 30 minutes to an hour. The guided tour will feature Civic Center vegetation native to every continent around the globe.
The tour will also include Garden Grove’s U.S. space exploration monument called, “Tranquility Base Here,” and a World War II memorial. Also featured on the tour will be the memorial to United States Navy Seal and Garden Grove resident Michael Monsoor, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor after sacrificing his life for his team in Iraq, in 2006.
The Civic Center has numerous statues, such as children modeled after actual Garden Grove kids, dedicated on Garden Grove’s 50th anniversary in 2006. The tour will conclude with a brief history of the origins of Garden Grove at the statue of Alonzo G. Cook, founder of Garden Grove, that was also dedicated in 2006 to the citizens of the community.
VOLUNTEER FLAG PATROL
In Spring 2010, the Garden Grove Park Patrol debuted a new program called Flag Patrol, aimed at honoring our country's patriotism. The goal was to fly U.S. flags over City parks. On Independence Day that year, for the first time in over 25 years, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops raised the American flag in Garden Grove City parks.
This summer, the Garden Grove Park Patrol invites all Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, Veteran groups, and charitable and patriotic organizations interested in serving the community to volunteer with the Flag Patrol. Each participant will be recognized with certificates. Individuals who have served on five flag raising and lowering ceremonies will receive a certificate and patch at a summer's end court of honor.
Choose FAYLANE PARK at 11700 Seacrest, MAGNOLIA PARK at 11402 Magnolia, or WESTGROVE PARK at 5372 Cerulean.